Juventus vs Sassuolo
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 4th February 2018
Kick-Off: 14:00 UK,
Venue: Allianz Stadium (Turin).
Juventus continue their charge towards the top of the league table as they take on struggling Sassuolo on Sunday.
La Vecchia Signora are still one point behind Napoli, who have showed no signs of slowing down, and come into this clash having edged out Atalanta 1-0 to take one step closer towards the Coppa Italia finals. The Partenopei are taking on Benevento this weekend, which means that Juventus certainly can’t afford to drop any points. They will be looking to make it a sixth straight home win this weekend and having won 35 of their last 38 here, should be able to take care of business without much fuss.
Massimiliano Allegri’s men, after a wobbly start have really improved defensively, which doesn’t bode well for Sassuolo, who continue to fire blanks. Although the Neroverdi aren’t in direct danger of relegation, they come into this game having lost 3-0 to Atalanta and have a poor record against Juventus, having lost their last five meetings with the Bianconeri in Turin.
Giuseppe Iachini also has a bad personal track record against Allegri. In fact, he’s lost each of his seven Serie A matches versus his upcoming tactical opponent. Not good reading for taking on a side who have conceded just one goal in their last nine league fixtures.
Juventus vs Sassuolo: Head-to-head statistics
Sassuolo have lost seven times against Juventus in Serie A (W1 D1), more than against any other side in the top-flight
Juventus have won their last 5 home matches against Sassuolo in all competitions.
Juventus vs Sassuolo: Prediction
Sassuolo are the second worst scorers in the league, with a miserable 14 goals. That’s looking good for Juventus to earn a clean sheet on Sunday, especially as the Neroverdi ended up losing 1-0 on the road in their last away game. Juventus have conceded just one goal in their last nine league fixtures and have seven clean sheets at home, so expect them to earn a well-deserved win.
Juventus vs Sassuolo: Betting tips
Under 2.5 goals at 2.15
Juventus to WIN (YES) and BTTS (NO) at 1.72.